Current media releases
EPA assessing request for change to landfill licence 7 March
The EPA is seeking community input as it assesses an application to allow the storage and disposal of PFAS-contaminated waste at a McLaren Vale landfill.
Nyrstar 25 March
The EPA is prosecuting Nyrstar Port Pirie Pty Ltd for causing serious environmental harm.
Further testing at Albert Park 25 March
The EPA has asked six landholders at Albert Park for access to their properties to conduct environmental assessments.
No health risk from raised cadmium levels in Nyrstar well 6 March
Nyrstar has reported an increase in cadmium in a groundwater monitoring well at its Port Pirie smelter.
If you use bore water, remember it’s best to test 6 February
With home bores getting their biggest workout in late summer, the EPA is reminding all bore owners to make it a priority to have their groundwater tested regularly.
PFAS contamination at CFS training centre 15 January
The EPA has asked the Country Fire Service to carry out further testing at its State Training Centre at Brukunga in the Adelaide Hills after PFAS contamination was found at the site.
Fine for illegal dumping in Spencer Gulf 14 January
A 48-year-old Port Pirie man has been fined $2,000 for dumping more than 200 kg of scrap metal in Spencer Gulf to create artificial reefs for recreational fishing.